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Septième Largeur Tobard II burgundy Monk shoe 2013 model

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Winter has arrived now, we figured out we shall feed you with some new stuff to get you ready to fight the cold with style. As a matter of fact, our friends at Septième Largeur revisited their triple monk strap Tobar model, making a brand new double monk boots, they named Tobar II. I personally like the shape, the goodyear welted rubber sole and, above all, the amazing burgundy greasy leather! As always, prices at Septième Largeur are more than fair given the quality of their shoes.

Septième Largeur Tobard II burgundy high Monk shoe 2013

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My worse nightmare is to get a drop of rain on my pair of John Lobb William. But with autumn and worse, winter, on their way, I’m becoming paranoiac and I don’t wear much of my shoe collection. However, I am wondering if this pair of John Lobb City III could be the solution to all my fears. Indeed, it has a rubber sole and metal eyelets but keeps the legendary 7000 last that I love. Besides, I digg the black grained leather!

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Back in 2009, French cultural provocateur André Saraiva collaborated with luxury footwear brand J.M. Weston for his debut as director for “The Shoe” starring actor Leo Fitzpatrick and model Annabelle Dexter-Jones. Pretty good except for ONE thing: who skates with 3000€ crocodile loafers?

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The Japanese have flaired the quality of French traditional shoemaker Paraboot a few months ago and these days, you see them wearing the Michael model all day long. I got my own pair a few minutes ago through a local retailer in Paris. Looks kind of massive but with a Norwegian sewn sole, you can do pretty much anything you want.

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Dilemme Blue Sneakers 2013

 

For 20 years Japanese boot-maker, Diemme, have produced slip-on sneakers for brands such as Vans and Bottega Veneta and they have used this experience to create their own version, the Garda. Available here

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The Gaziano & Girling Regency monk strap is a super-sleek and fucking elegant shoe that longs to be worn with grey pants. The tapered DG70 last gives this shoe  a continental flair that is rather sage for G&G. This is a great shoe for business or casual wear. Reaches awesomeness in a tan/cognac calf and worn with a Naples blus suit. 2013 is the year of the single monk

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Damn you Edward Green. Just when I think my weakness for upper-shoes has been cured, you come to me with that delicious pair of Canterbury and your famous chestnut calf ? Plus you know I can’t resist a sole like this. Oh and I’ve heard you can have them two-toned to look like the Great Gatsby ? Or rather like Nucky Thompson ? Don’t you dare draging me into you shop on boulevard Saint-Germain. 

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A few weeks ago, John and I realised that we had never introduced you to French shoe maker Septième Largeur although we both own pairs from them that we wear all the time. John first bought a pair of burgundy double-monks a few years ago and had me buy the same pair in black. Since then, this is the pair I’ve worn the most. Why ? To put it simple, we believe this is the best price/quality ratio we’ve found. The durable leather, the engraved soles, the classic shapes and elegant lasts all contribute to the success of Septième Largeur since it was created in 2009 by Marcos Fernandez (who happens to be the guy behind Bowen, Emling and Markowski… just sayin’ !). He personally cares about all the design and draws the shoes himself. Check out some photos I did in their Parisian store near Saint-Lazare. Check out their online store!! 

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These are incredible ! Low vamp, full strap split toe penny loafer from Polo Ralph Lauren in an incredible black croc. You can’t be half a gangster !! If someone finds a size 11, I’m all in !

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Well well well ! It’s time you start to endorse the Gatsby way-of-life before everyone else does with the expected release of the movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Those spectator shoes look absolutely amazing ! Spectator shoes date from the nineteenth century but really reached their climax during the 1920s and 1930s. Inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leffot‘s collaboration with Alden is crisp and clean in burnished tan and white calfskin. A nice classic with loads of style ! You’re guaranteed to turn plenty of heads as quite the dandy in a pair these days !

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